Elon Musk told why Tesla will never release a motorcycleJune 6, 2018
The head of Tesla admitted that he was afraid of motorcycles, since in his youth he almost died in a collision with a truck
Tesla Motors will never produce electric motorcycles. This was told by the head of the American brand Elon Musk during a meeting of the company’s shareholders, Jalopnik reports.
According to the top manager, in his youth he was fond of bikes and for eight years he was driving a cross-country motorcycle. At the age of 17, Musk moved to a road bike and almost died in a collision with a truck.
In the next few years, Tesla plans to release a serial version of the Semi truck, a compact electric crossover, and a second generation Roadster.
At the moment, the development of electric motorcycles leads several large companies. For example, Harley Davidson intends to present such a serial device in 2019. The American firm has been working on the “green” bike for the past five years.
The first prototype was shown in 2014. It was equipped with an electric motor that develops 74 hp. and 52 Nm of torque. The unit allows the bike to accelerate from place to 100 km / h in about four seconds, and its maximum speed is limited to 150 km per hour. Electric motorcycle The stock of accumulators is enough for about 85 km of run. Fully recharge the batteries can be in 30-60 minutes.